liability

Understanding Personal Injury Risks. What are Your Real Odds of Dying?

What are Your Real Odds of Dying? Understanding the Risks of Personal Injury Perhaps you've wondered just how high your odds of being seriously injured, or even killed, really are. The National Safety Council has put together some safety statistics, which include a table illustrating a person's odds of dying from different causes and [...]

Death and Injury Caused by Defective Guardrails

Trinity Industries, a Texas based rail transport company, is being subjected to tort liability for serious injuries, and highway deaths, caused by its defective guardrail end cap, the ET-Plus. The ET-Plus’ original design was safe, but there is evidence that Trinity secretly changed its design to increase its profit margins. Trinity knew that it was putting [...]

Premises Liability – The Rita’s Water Ice Philadelphia Tragedy

Philadelphia and the surrounding area featured gorgeous weather conditions this past weekend–mostly sunny skies and warm summer temperatures. Many folks down the shore and in the city visited local businesses to get their fill of frozen treats. Local Tragedy Resulted in the Death of a 3 Year Old Girl Philadelphia police crime scene officers investigate [...]

There Is Nothing “Fair” About Fair Share Legislation

Courtesy of Governor Corbett, the insurance industry has realized a prize it has sought for decades: the abolition of Pennsylvania’s “joint and several” liability.   Misleadingly titled “Fair Share" liability reform, this new legislation will severely restrict the rights of injured Pennsylvanians.  It applies to all manner of personal injury lawsuits.  Medical malpractice actions, products liability [...]

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